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Survey to Count Beluga Whales in Norton Sound

Aerial survey will help scientists estimate the abundance of beluga whales and learn more about their habitat and movement patterns.
June 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
aerial shot of beluga whale swimming in icy waters in the Arctic A beluga whale swimming in icy waters of the Chukchi Sea. Photo taken during a previous beluga whale survey. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Laura Morse

“Dive Into the Issue”: Visualizing Climate Change with Melissa Karp

Explore how NOAA Fisheries’ new, interactive fisheries data portal shows how specific marine species’ locations have shifted over time, which may be in response to climate change. This tool can help us better understand and respond to these changes.
April 19, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A visualization of the species richness (predicted number of species by location) from annual Gulf of Alaska survey trawl data. A visualization of the species richness (predicted number of species by location) from annual Gulf of Alaska survey trawl data.

New Approach To Evaluate Fish Stock Productivity Under Changing Climate Conditions

Scientists see an overall decline in Pacific cod and pollock productivity in the Gulf of Alaska as compared to recent decades.
December 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
fishing boats, dutch harbor, Alaska and fog

On the Water: A Look at Life as an Observer

Fisheries observers play a vital role in gathering the data needed to ensure the sustainability of our marine resources.
October 13, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Boats in a harbor at sunrise Harbor at sunrise. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Lee Benaka

Four Endangered North Pacific Right Whales Spotted in the Gulf of Alaska

Biologists were able to collect valuable data on these rare animals during a special whale survey in August.
September 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Tail of one north Pacific right whale shown as it dives next to second whale with head above water.

Discovering Deep-Sea Sponges in Alaska

Hundreds of species have yet to be described in the ecosystems that support Alaska’s valuable commercial fisheries.
September 02, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Underwater photo of a pink fish hiding inside a conical yellow sponge. A pregnant sharpchin rockfish shelters within a sponge on the seafloor off Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Multi-Year Effort To Observe Seafloor Habitats And Learn More About Deep-sea Corals And Sponges In Alaska

The four-year Alaska Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Initiative is part of an effort to improve our understanding of deep-sea coral communities and aid resource managers in developing and evaluating management options for these valuable habitats.
August 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Underwater photo of orange and white striped rockfish and sea urchins congregating around a large red tree coral on the seafloor. Rockfish and sea urchins congregate around a large red tree coral (Primnoa pacifica) in the Gulf of Alaska. Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries.